First class travel

Travel First Class on our high speed services and make the most of your journey. Find the right First Class ticket for you and enjoy drinks and snacks. 

With a First Class booking you can enjoy:
  • reclining, spacious leather seats
  • tables and power sockets at your seat
  • customer welcome and at-seat service on most journeys
  • free refreshments 
  • lounges at London Paddington and Cardiff Central 

First Class Anytime Single and Return tickets

Travel up to 24 hours after the date on the ticket with an Anytime Single, or within 5 days of the date on the ticket and return within a month with an Anytime Return.

First Class Off-peak tickets

Use these tickets on all off-peak services. For return trips, outward journeys must be on the date shown, returning within one month.

Executive train tickets

For First Class travel with parking, complimentary food and drink and reserved seating, our executive tickets could be for you. These are available from many stations to Reading, London Paddington and London Zone 1 (which includes travel in Zone 1 on the London Underground).

Weekend upgrade to First Class

Upgrade to First Class travel at the weekend and on public holidays. Buy your upgrade on the train – prices depend on the number of zones you’ll travel across: 
  • £5 extra for 1 zone
  • £10 extra for 2 zones
  • £15 extra for 3 zones
  • £20 extra for 4 or 5 zones

By summer 2015, First Class on all high-speed trains will have luxury single seating and privacy screens

First Class lounges

Available at platform 1 of London Paddington (platform 1) and Cardiff, these offer free WiFi, refreshments, train information – and above all, relaxation.

London Paddington

Opening hours

Monday to Friday – 06:00 to 23:30
Saturday – 06:00 to 21:00
Sunday – 10:00 to 23:30
Bank holidays – 10:00 to 23:30

Meeting room

Make use of meeting room with TV screen and PC link, with space for up to 8 people. It's available to hire when lounge is open. Book by dropping in or Calling 0207 313 1109. Enjoy free tea, coffee, water and biscuits – we can provide lunch too.

Room hire costs (including refreshments), by the:
  • hour – £40
  • half day – £140
  • day – £220
Lunch costs £8.50 a person, the minimum booking number is 6 people.


Opening hours

Monday to Friday – 05:30 to 18:45
Saturday – 09:00 to 17:00 
Sunday – 10:00 to 18:00
Bank holidays – closed

Our First Class lounges at London Paddington and Cardiff offer free WiFi, refreshments, train information and relaxation

Pullman Dining

Start your journey in fine-dining style with a taste of fabulous local ingredients.

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